The four piece Sirens Sister from Seattle, Washington
describe themselves as "4 friends who want to make beautiful
and romantic music for everyone to fall in love to." Their
debut album Echoes From The Ocean Floor is a collection
of mid-tempo melodic rock songs that are as inspiring as Keane,
as skillfully written as Death Cab For Cutie, and as upbeat
as Good Charlotte.
Their songs have an adult contemporary affluence with injections
of soft piano passages and an emotional plea in the vocal resonance
reminiscent of Daniel Nigro from As Tall As Lions.
But not all is soft and gentle, the guitar spreads and rhythm
sections cultivate an abundance of verve as the lyrics speak about
the anticipation of falling in love and all the excitement that
comes with it. The mid-tempo tune "Kissing Her" has
an Ashley Parker Angel symphonic with lyrics like "When
I'm kissing her, stars collide." The songs are romantically
bathed and entail guitar chops that keep the melodic rotations
spinning vivaciously on "Womb Dreams From The Ether"
and "Hold On."
The track "Should've Known" has arena rock written
all over it with mounting reverb in the vocals by lead singer
Zach Davidson and layers of synth and guitar coils by Leif
Anderson. The drumming of Ben Libay and the bass work
of Jeff Rousse function to deepen the melodic folds. Davidson
plays an intimate piano motif on the romantic ditty "So Long"
which has an Eliot Morris vocal cushion sidling the complementing
string arrangements. There is a lot of energy emitted from Davidson's
vocals which he pours into the twists and turns of the vocal melodies,
similarly to Ryan Escolopio of Wakefield. There
is a Good Charlotte sensation in the upbeat momentums for "Echoes"
and "Emerald Eyes." The harmonizing instrument parts
are melodically toned and versed as they conjoin sonic heights
with polished obliques taking tips from the likes of U2,
A-Ha, and Echo And The Bunnymen.
Sirens Sister are middle of the road in the modern pop/rock set
comparable to Keane, The The, and Death Cab For Cutie,
emphasizing a positive mood in their melodies. They latch arena
rock vibes to a classic house band intimacy. Their songs enfold
the listener in emotive moods from the anticipation of love to
lingering over a love that has simply slipped through wobbly fingers,
but always leaving the listener feeling upbeat in the end.
1. Kissing Her
2. Womb Dreams From The Ether
3. Hold On
4. Should've Known
5. So Long
6. Closer & Closer
9. You're So Cruel
10. Emerald Eyes
12. They're After Us
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